Google Honors Guitar Legend Les Paul
The doodle, which was designed by engineers Kristopher Hom and Joey Hurst and doodle team lead Ryan Germick, will be up for 24 hours, so it may be up a bit longer, and was released to celebrate what would have been Paul’s 96th birthday. (Paul, a leader in the development of the solid-body electric guitar, died of complications from pneumonia in 2009.)
“The electric guitar brings back memories for me of exchanging riffs with friends and wearing out cassette tapes as I meticulously learned songs,” said Google designer Alexander Chen. “Today, we’re attempting to recreate that experience with a doodle celebrating the birthday of musician and inventor Les Paul.”
The doodle also provides a link that allows you to send your compositions to friends and family.